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Friday, July 19, 2013

The Pain Box

The tarantula hawk wasp

A cool story with an important lesson.

In the "yin" and "yang" of things,  arrogance and fear are just parts of the same equation. The wisdom is to recognize where your head is at exactly.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bosnia: Suriving A Collapsed City

Apparently the article below was from someone who spent a year in such difficult and limited conditions at the height of the Balkan wars in Bosnia.

Whether true or not, it can give valuable lessons as to what it took to survive those times. 

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How People Survived in a Collapsed City

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hasty Hanson Harness


This was on old post but I though I add another excellent video tutorial below. God forbid you should ever need to do this, it works best if you have an actual LOAD BEARING carabiner (I always use one as my key chain/SD tool and is always with me).

Again, please refer to the DISCLAIMER prominently featured in two areas of this blog, above and on the sidebar (you can expand the video by clicking the icon).


First of, here's a quick link to the DISCLAIMER above not to mention the other one in the sidebar on the right. These skills are best learned with 3 important elements: the right training, instructor, and the tools or equipment. Attempting it without any of those previously mentioned and well, as Forrest Gump would say: "Stupid is as stupid does!"  

Having said all that, the ability to quickly effect a rescue, egress or quick descents as safe as possible is an invaluable skill for both professionals (soldiers, first responders, firemen even field-research academics) as well as hobbyists (mountaineers, outdoorsmen, flyers/pilots). 

There are several methods for tying hasty harnesses with rescue webbing. This short instructional is probably one of the quickest, but still uncomfortable, methods: